Cook (Centerpointe) Knox


At the Helen Ross McNabb Center, our mission is "Improving the lives of the people we serve."  Do you see yourself as a part of this life-changing work? If so, we are currently seeking a qualified and HELP motivated professional for the following position: Food Service Specialist. 


The Food Service Specialist will be under the Supervision of the Service Coordinator. Monday- Friday the Food Service Specialist will prepare lunch and dinner and will cook breakfast on the weekends and addition to the other meals the Food Service Specialist will have to follow menus within budget constraints. The Food Service Specialist will also keep the Kitchen up to public and state standards. The kitchen will have to be cleaned and kept sanitary including the refrigerators, freezers, stoves, ovens, grill and the deep fryer. The Food Service Specialist will also maintain good relations with the food suppliers and with Second Harvest. This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business.  Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.

This position requires utilizing a personal dependable vehicle to conduct Center business. Maintaining a dependable vehicle and certified driver status is a condition of employment.


Education/Knowledge: Graduation from high school or the equivalent preferred.

Experience: Must have knowledge of nutritional needs, food ordering within budget parameters, food preparation, menu planning and awareness of sanitary food preparation and kitchen cleanliness.

Applicants should possess the ability to relate to individuals and families of varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds, ages, educational levels, and economic circumstances with respect and dignity. 

Physical: Exposure to biological hazards. Staff will be required to work with gas ovens and stove, table top deep fry, industrial dish washer.  Hearing of normal and soft tones as well as close eye work. Valid driver's license. Lifting up to 50 lbs. Pushing/pulling up to 150 lbs. Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, and reaching. To ensure the safety of the clients and staff, this position requires certification in and adequate implementation of verbal and physical de-escalation techniques (Handle with Care) that include a wide range of bodily movements including but not limited to grasping, holding another person, going down on knees, running, and walking.


Salary range for this position starts at approximately $14.58 per hour depending on relevant experience and education.

The Helen Ross McNabb Center ( is a premier not-for-profit provider of behavioral health services.  The Center provides quality care and serves all ages in a continuum of prevention, early intervention, social, co-occurring, addiction, outpatient, and crisis services.

HRMC is an EOE. HRMC conducts background checks, driver's license record, degree verification, and drug screens at hire. Employment is contingent upon clean drug screen, background check, and driving record. Additionally, certain programs are subject to TB Screening and/or testing.  Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; and employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by immediate supervisor and other management as required.  This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises.  Moreover, management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, or working schedules based on their duty to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.